I hope each you had a fabulous Thanksgiving Day and holiday weekend. Have you started your holiday shopping yet? I still haven’t purchased a single gift, and I’m beginning to get a little nervous. Turkey Day was a little late this year so the countdown to Christmas is going to be a bit shorter.

With December upon us, today I thought I’d do a quick recap of November in case you missed something.

Colorful Home Decor

Around the house: I finally finished the curtains in my bedroom (and talked about those blinds and my rug). I also posted about a couple decor updates from my office, including a colorful new rug. After my recent trips, I also shared ideas for decorating with travel souvenirs.

November Recipes

In the kitchen: I made my first turkey which turned out super juicy and full of flavor thanks to a special brine. I also recreated one of my new favorite cocktails, a tiramisu martini. Then, I ended the month’s culinary adventures on a sweet note with this cinnamon roll apple pie. It’s been so much fun on social media seeing how many of you made that pie! One of you told me it even won a family pie competition! It really is that delicious.

Colorful DIY Ideas

With the holidays in mind: I got started on a few projects for Christmas. First, I showed you the pretty in pink tree I created for Treetopia. Next, I wrote about some ways to add a little letter bling to your seasonal decorating. I also ordered my 2014 holiday cards from Staples and shared some ways that I make my greetings extra special. Finally, I posted the steps for creating simple DIY art to deck your walls this Christmas.

And that, my friends, wraps up November! What was your favorite project, idea, or recipe?

Tomorrow is the start of a very special feature on IBC. If you’ve been around here for a while, you know that each December I team up with five other bloggers for our annual 12 Days of Christmas!


6 bloggers + 12 days = 72 festive ideas, DIY projects, recipes, and so much more!

Plus, this year there will be 12 giveaways. Each day one of the six bloggers will host a giveaway on his or her blog. That’s 12 chances to win! From what I hear, there will be some fabulous goodies to win!


Exciting, right? I’ll see you back here tomorrow morning for all things Christmas!

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